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Iranian people are very well-educated, very sophisticated population; so their leaders similarly are well-educated, and sophisticated and, Foreign Minister Zarif is certainly in that category.—Rex W. Tillerson, The US Secretary of State
From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is descending across the Middle East. Iran spreads this curtain of tyranny and terror over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere, and it pledges to extinguish the light of Israel. I have a simple message to Ayatollah Khamenei, the dictator of Iran: The light of Israel will never be extinguished. I also have a message today for the people of Iran: You are our friends. (Farsi: Shoma duste ma hesteed.) —Netanyahu's Address to UN General Assembly
Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees. —Rumi
[D]on’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment. —An excerpt from Ali Khamenei's message to the youth in Europe and N. America; 21st. Jan. 2015
Mr. Amano, his agents and no other foreigners have the right to inspect our military sites, because these sites are among off-limit sites for any foreigner and those affiliated with them,—Velayati, Khamenei’s senior foreign affairs adviser
My dear sister: If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep. A country that is not at peace with itself, that fails to acknowledge and protect the dignity and worth of all its people, is not a free country.—An excerpt from Desmond Tutu's message to Aung San Suu Kyi
It is often said that Donald Trump is a confidence artist, a snake-oil salesman, a fraudster. The truth is much more disturbing. The U.S. president is a Ponzi scheme unto himself. He has gotten many hardworking people to invest their hopes and dreams in him.—John Feffer
“The comments of the foreign minister are laughable,...if Iran wants to have good relations with Saudi Arabia, it has to change its policies. It has to respect international law.— al-Jubeir, Arabia foreign minister
“There are two victories today: the army entered Deir el-Zour and we equalized with Iran, which I consider a victory,”—A Syrian soccer fan
It takes two to lie: one to lie, and one to listen.—Homer Simpson
If Iran rejects a valid request for inspections, then the nuclear deal is as they say "merely a dream.”—U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
Iran is showing its true colors. Iran must decide whether it wants to be a member of the community of nations that can be expected to take its international obligations seriously or whether it wants to be the leader of a jihadist terrorist movement. It cannot be both.—U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
The druggist, the doctor, the surgeon are all powerless to give health; money, power, security, authority do not give freedom. Education can never provide wisdom, nor churches religion, nor wealth happiness, nor security peace. —Henry Miller
As good as the IAEA is, it can only be as good as what they are permitted to see,....Iran has publicly declared that it will not allow access to military sites but the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) makes no distinction between military and non-military sites.—U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
I find it interesting that Iran is so worried about me going to Vienna,...If they don’t have anything to hide, they shouldn’t be concerned about me asking questions of the IAEA.—U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
If we make the determination, we are able to resume 20 percent-enrichment in at most five days—Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's nuke chief
The principal weakness of the nuclear accord is its temporary nature. Most of its provisions will expire in eight to 13 years, leaving Iran free to stockpile an unlimited quantity of nuclear materials.—Wash.Post Editorial Board
It's OK to hate Hate. It's OK not to tolerate Intolerance.—A Nicholas Todd fellow at Huffpost
Dear God, if you want us to impeach Trump, give us a sign. Like blot out the sun … Anytime in the next week. Thanks, America.—Jono Zalay
His natural tendency—and I think you saw it this week on Charlottesville—his actual default position is the position of his base, the position that got him elected. I think you’re going to see a lot of constraints on that.—Steve Banon interview with the Weekly Standard

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